Swvl, a mobile application that lets users reserve bus tickets online, aims to start operation in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh by late next year. The company runs buses along fixed routes and allows users to book seats and pay for them through its app. It competes with current ride hailing companies as it is 30 to 40 percent less expensive than using a car.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told Filipinos that they could “shoot but not kill” corrupt public officials. “If you pay taxes, fees, clearances or whatever, and these fools ask for a bribe, slap them. If you have a gun, you can shoot them, but don’t kill,” he remarked during his speech at the inauguration of Bataan government center and business hub.